Trail Guides and Books
by Karl Haglund
This history of the creation of the Charles River basin was the subject of the guest speaker at the 2004 Conservators annual dinner.
by M. F. Sweetser
The Villages of Newton in 1889
This website has excerpts from the book in pdf format that cover the following areas:
by John S. Burk (Editor)
by Michael Tougias
Perfect for family nature walks, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and wild-life watching, these 47 walks focus on the southeast region of Massachusetts, including Cape Cod.
Includes a 1-mile walk in Hemlock Gorge.
by Peter Alden
The author gave the Spring 2001 lecture.
by Newton Conservators
Spend 12 months getting to know Newton’s parks with the Newton Conservators Almanac.
by Diana Muir
The Boston Globe said this book about Bullough’s Pond is “an extraordinary book, a combination of polemic and all-encompassing scholarship.”
by James W. Skehan
This book was the subject of the Spring 2002 lecture.
by Howard Stone
Contains a 19-mile tour of Newton and Brookline.
by Robert Thorson
This book was the subject of the Fall 2002 lecture.
by Nathaniel Hawthorne
This book is set in a utopian community and was written after Hawthorne lived at Brook Farm.
by Ron McAdow
This book also provides information about canoing the Charles River and hiking near its banks. It includes USGS maps of the entire length of the Charles.